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Supporting Healthy Eating: Synergistic Effects of Nutrition Education Paired with Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes.

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Story, MT; Duffy, E
Published in: Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser
2019

A healthy diet is central to health and well-being throughout life. The United States and many other countries are undergoing an obesity epidemic and experiencing serious diet-related health problems. There exists a misalignment and wide gap between national dietary recommendations and dietary patterns of Americans, and thus, a need to find new ways to improve diet and nutrition. This article posits that nutrition education combined with policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change approaches is more effective than either strategy in isolation and both are needed to reduce the global burden of diet-related chronic diseases. This article presents a conceptual framework for understanding the multiple influences on what people eat; discusses the need for PSE strategies to augment direct nutrition education approaches; and highlights examples of synergistic and promising linkages between nutrition education and PSE strategies in 3 areas: federal nutrition assistance programs, food retail settings, and nutrition and calorie labeling. In addition, future directions where this synergistic approach holds promise for improving population health and reducing health inequities are discussed. Nutrition education combined with PSE changes at governmental and community levels, as well as strategic public-private alliances have the potential to change the way people eat and improve health and well-being.

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Published In

Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser

DOI

EISSN

1664-2155

Publication Date

2019

Volume

92

Start / End Page

69 / 82

Location

Switzerland

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Poverty
  • Nutritive Value
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Policy
  • Health Education
  • Food Supply
 

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Story, M. T., & Duffy, E. (2019). Supporting Healthy Eating: Synergistic Effects of Nutrition Education Paired with Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser, 92, 69–82. https://doi.org/10.1159/000499549
Story, Mary T., and Emily Duffy. “Supporting Healthy Eating: Synergistic Effects of Nutrition Education Paired with Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes.Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser 92 (2019): 69–82. https://doi.org/10.1159/000499549.
Story, Mary T., and Emily Duffy. “Supporting Healthy Eating: Synergistic Effects of Nutrition Education Paired with Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes.Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser, vol. 92, 2019, pp. 69–82. Pubmed, doi:10.1159/000499549.
Journal cover image

Published In

Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser

DOI

EISSN

1664-2155

Publication Date

2019

Volume

92

Start / End Page

69 / 82

Location

Switzerland

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Poverty
  • Nutritive Value
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Humans
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Policy
  • Health Education
  • Food Supply